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TH 3301 - Major Old Testament Themes

Resources for the Major Old Testament Themes course.

Finding Book-Length Commentaries

To find book-length commentaries (monographs) or scriptural criticism on a specific book of the Bible, use a Subject Search or an Advanced Keyword Search. Use a subject search because you are trying to find books about your topic.

  • Monographs can often provide more detail than one-volume commentaries. 

Example subject headings:

Bible -- O.T.  Genesis -- Commentaries

Bible -- O.T.  Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Many of the items you will locate through the above searches will be located on the Third Floor of the Blume Library and can be checked out.

Note: The library catalog also includes videos, periodical (journal) titles, master's theses, and many government documents that the Blume (Academic) and Law libraries own, as well as links to eBooks (electronic books) and other selected electronic resources.

Hint: Start your research early so that you have some selection of commentaries!

One-Volume Bible Commentaries

  • To find other commentaries in the print Reference collection, browse the BS 491.2 call number area.  

Ebook Bible Commentaries

Search the Library Catalog

Find books, ebooks, movies, music, government information, and more in the Library Catalog.


Don't forget to ask a librarian for help if you have questions.

Finding Bible Commentaries in Journal Articles

The tools to locating articles in periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) are subscription periodical databases. Rather than browsing through hundreds of journals or magazines, databases lead you to journals and journal issues in which articles on your topic are located. 

University faculty frequently recommend or require students to use scholarly journal articles in writing research papers and projects. Learn more about scholarly journals and the articles they contain.

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